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  • Has Silver Topped Out? 2 comments
    Dec 12, 2010 2:15 PM

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  • Rx_
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    Silver at $37.50 Friday. I have been in cash since $38 +/- $0.50
    Silver ($36.05 Sunday June 12) could drop to $33 this week.
    - Gold may see short engineered correction
    - Major silver trading firms will again trade against its own customers and shake the weak investors silver loose. These firms (banks) are accumulating silver. So, don't buy silver on margins at this time. HFT could shake it loose from your hands to their hands.


    - Silver has a record "premium" that does not apply to any other commodity. Example: $35.00 Paper silver (on SLV) cost $35
    But, if you want to take possession of silver from anywhere, be prepared to pay $40.00 (a $5.00 premium).
    This and other very strange factors indicates a massive physical silver shortage. Once the banks engineer a paper (SLV) price take-down, expect silver to react to the physical shortage. The massive physical shortage will continue to get worse.
    SLV may not have anywhere close to one ounce of silver for each contract or purchase. If SLV is printing unlimited paper silver promises to pay in the future, it may be another Fannie Mae in the process. SIVR and Sprott Physical Silver allow independent audits. SLV does not have transparent audits.
    Given the huge premiums and reports that electronic manufactures can not locate 1,000 oz industrial silver bars indicates that the spot price we use to trust should be questioned.


    Basing trends on charts that don't correlate with physical silver delivery is fundamentally flawed.
    13 Jun 2011, 12:54 AM Reply Like
  • Observationman
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    I'm happy to pay a premium on physical silver. 1st, I can spend physical silver. 2nd, the premium is like insurance against fakes and is like a brand name. If I offer you a blank silver round, you can't be sure it's real just by looking and feeling. If it's a Silver Eagle, we all know it's real. I'm happy to pay a premium for this. Also, I don't know where you get your coins, but I can name 10 places I can drive to that charge $2.50 over spot for SE's. Less if you buy a lot.
    1 Apr 2012, 12:17 PM Reply Like
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